First, let’s take a look at how God operates.
In the Creation story found in Genesis Chapter 1 we see multiple instances of “And God said, …”
God’s use of words to “create” can be found over and over throughout the Bible. In fact, God tells us about His “formula” in Ezekiel 12:25 – “For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass”.
What God says shall come to pass. But words are just thoughts made audible. What God thinks will also come to pass.
Numbers 33:56 – “Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.”
What you and I must understand is that we are made in God’s image and He has created us to function, perform, and create in this same fashion.
Now, we certainly are not on the same level as God but that does not diminish the fact that we are to operate in the same fashion as God. For example, Jesus tells us:
Mark 4:22 – “For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.”
Plainly, what you are thinking about inside of yourself will be manifested – it will materialize in your external world.
Jesus tells us in Mark 11:23 – “Say unto this mountain…”
The reason He tells us to “say” is because saying gives greater intensity to your thoughts. Saying helps you clarify your thoughts and make them more focused, resulting in a greater intensity of thought.
Now, I want to make a CRITICAL point lest anyone should “worship the creature more than the creator” (Romans 1:25)…
This formula of using thoughts and words to create what we want is actually God working through us. It is how God expresses Himself through people. This is made very clear in 2 Corinthians 3:5 – “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God”.
Take a look at what’s behind our “thoughts” and “words” in this verse:
Ephesians 3:20-21 – “Now unto him [God] that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
For further proof, look at Isaiah 57:19 where God tells us, “I create the fruit of the lips”. Similarly, Acts 17:28 tells us, “For in him [God] we live, and move, and have our being”. To study this out further, take a look at 1 Corinthians 8:6 and 2 Corinthians 1:20.
It is God’s desire that we think loving, beautiful, happy, healthy, wealthy thoughts (See Philippians 4:8) because that is what He wants to create in our lives – that is how He wants to express Himself through us.
But be warned, God also instructs us to “think no evil” (1 Corinthians 13:5) because if our lives are not buried and hid in Christ, then God will just as surely allow satan to create our evil thoughts in our lives. This is further confirmed when we study Ephesians Chapter 6.
To wrap this up…
Think about what God is like.
Think about how He does things.
Think about what He has.
Think about what He wants.
Study the Bible to really get a picture of God.
And then, fashion and pattern your thoughts, words, behaviors, and actions accordingly.
This is God’s will for your life as stated in 1 John 4:17 – “Because as he [God] is, so are we in this world”.
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